- The Oxford Handbook of Johannine Studies
- The Text of The Gospel and Letters of John
- Literary Sources of the Gospel and Letters of John
- John and other Gospels
- The Story of the Johannine Community and its Literature
- The Beloved Disciple, the Fourth Evangelist, and the Authorship of the Fourth Gospel
- The Gospel of John and Archaeology
- The Jews of the Fourth Gospel
- The Johannine Literature in a Greek Context
- The Johannine Literature and Contemporary Jewish Literature
- The Johannine Literature and the Gnostics
- The Fourth Gospel as Narrative and Drama
- Ideological Readings of the Fourth Gospel
- Gender and the Fourth Gospel
- Social-Scientific Readings of the Gospel and Letters of John
- Symbolism and ‘Signs’ in the Fourth Gospel
- Dualism and the World in the Gospel and Letters of John
- Eschatology and Time in the Gospel of John
- The Person of Jesus Christ in the Gospel of John
- The Purpose of the Ministry and Death of Jesus in the Gospel of John
- Faith, Eternal Life, and the Spirit in the Gospel of John
- Ethics in Community in the Gospel and Letters of John
- Temple, Festivals, and Scripture in the Gospel Of John
- The Johannine Literature and the Canon
- Johannine Commentaries in the Early Church
- Index Locorum
- General Index
Abstract and Keywords
This introduction to the Handbook explains why the Fourth Gospel and Letters conventionally ascribed to ‘John’ can be treated as a cohesive body of literature, and justifies the exclusion of the Revelation of John from discussion of ‘Johannine literature’. It traces how some of the major developments in New Testament criticism during the twentieth and twenty-first centures have impacted on the study of the Johannine literature, and the different new questions that have been provoked in recent decades. The final part of the introduction explains the agenda and the shape of the Handbook and its usefulness for readers with different needs or levels of prior knowledge.
Judith M. Lieu is Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests are in the Johannine Literature and in the formation of Christianity in the second century. Recent publications include Marcion and the Making of a Heretic (2015); I, II, III John: A Commentary (Louisville, 2008); Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004); Neither Jew nor Greek. Constructing Early Christianity (2002/2015).
Martinus C. de Boer is Professor of New Testament Emeritus, Vrije Universteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His primary research interests include the Johannine Literature and the Pauline Letters. He is the author of Johannine Perspectives on the Death of Jesus (1996) and Galatians: A Commentary (2011).
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